Splatoon 2 Confirmed to Have Single Player Mode

When Splatoon 2 was announced, there were a few worries about how much new content it may have had. This was because while the trailer showed the multiplayer (with all stages and weapons from the original game included), nothing was said about the single player.

So quite a few fans ended up worried it’d be more of a ‘remake’ than a port. That instead of being a true ‘sequel’, it’d be close to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the same system.

Fortunately though, it seems that’s not the case! Because as Broken Joysticks has found out, the game actually has a full single player taking place ten years after the first game! In other words, it’s not just a rehash with tweaked multiplayer, but a brand new experience with a new storyline and everything.

Which is exactly what you’d expect from a sequel.

But hey, it’s nice to have some confirmation of the same. So at least Splatoon fans can rest easy knowing the Switch presentation trailer wasn’t all there was of the game.

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Splatoon 2 Has A Single Player Story Set Two Years After First Game (Broken Joysticks)

Nintendo Releases Switch Specifications!

Ever since the Nintendo Switch was announced, it’s been a tad hard to find a decent set of specifications for the system. Some aspects were discussed in trailers, sure. And yes, a few press releases and other announcements mentioned information about the system as well.

But there was no one place to find everything. No instant way to check just what Nintendo’s new system was really capable of.

Well, until now that is! Because as the title suggests, Nintendo have now officially released a full set of specifications for the Nintendo Switch, telling you about every aspect of the console and how it’s put together!

Here’s the page with all the details:

Nintendo Switch Specifications Page

As well as a break down of each aspect of the system:

Size:

Starting with the size of the system itself. Basically, the main console is 102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm with the Joy-Cons attached, whereas the screen is 6.2 inches. Meanwhile the Joy-Cons themselves are 102mm x 35.9mm x 28.4mm and the dock is 104mm x 173mm x 54mm.

Weight is only approximate, though it’s listed as about 297g for the main system.

Processor:

As expected, the system uses a ‘NVIDIA customised Tegra processor’.

This was obviously leaked a long, long time ago (and confirmed in many places since then), but it’s officially listed here too for posterity.

Battery Life:

Battery wise, it pretty much matches the rumours. In other words, the Switch can last up to 6 hours without a recharge, if the game isn’t too resource intensive. If it is though, then this battery life can drop to about 3 hours. This is mentioned as being how long Breath of the Wild can be played for without charging.

Either way, this matches the battery life for Nintendo’s previous systems. After all, the 3DS could last between 3-5 hours when playing 3DS titles, and the GamePad lasted for about the same.

So any fears of the ‘hybrid system’ running out of battery power too quickly seem to be unfounded here.

Storage

Storage wise, it’s confirmed the system comes with 32 GB of space by default, and is compatible with MicroSD, MicroSDHC and MicroSDXC memory cards. Weirdly, using the latter requires the system gets a firmware update. For some reason.

Video Output:

And as far as video output goes, it depends on how the console is being played. On a TV it’s got a resolution of up to 1920×1080, whereas as a handheld it’s got one of 1280×720.

Other Interesting Details:

Finally, some other interesting things confirmed in the specs include:

  • The presence of an Accelerometer, Gyroscope and brightness sensor (reconfirming possible motion controls).
  • Capacitive touch functionality for the screen. In other words, you can’t use a 3DS or Wii U stylus for the Switch touch screen.
  • A charging time of 3 hours (longer than some rumours stated)
  • The Joy-Cons each having unremovable batteries that can only be replaced through Nintendo support. So more like the GamePad than the Wii Remotes.
  • A Home Button that lights up when it receives notifications (like on the Wii U GamePad)
  • As well as proof that the weird button on the left Joy-Con is a Capture Button, for sharing pictures to social media services.

So yeah, hope that clears up a few things about the system here. And if you need more information, then Nintendo’s Switch specifications page should tell you everything you need to know.

What do you think about the Nintendo Switch specs listed there?

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Nintendo Switch Specifications (Nintendo UK website)

Corrin Amiibo Costume Found in Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World!

Ever since Corrin was announced for Super Smash Bros, people have been wondering when his Amiibo would be released. After all, it was shown quite clearly in the special broadcast…

And it’s been confirmed multiple times since then that him and other DLC characters would be getting Amiibo based on them. Everyone would. It’s part and parcel of being a Super Smash Bros character in this day and age.

However, none was really forthcoming. There were rumours and documents showing Amiibo being certified by someone or another, but nothing more than that.

Not even any evidence of said costume having an affect in any Amiibo using Nintendo games.

Until now. Because as the title suggests, an unused Corrin costume has been found in the code for Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World on 3DS! Here’s a picture showing it in action:

So what does this mean?

Well, note the timing for the game. Note how Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World was only just recently released in Japan. Or how the game is due to be released on February 3rd or February 4th in most other major regions.

That tells me that Nintendo still has obvious plans for releasing said Amiibo. Like say, possibly within the next few months or so.

Either way, it seems like a clear hint that a Corrin Amiibo is still on the way, and that various ‘new’ games with Amiibo compatibility will work alongside it.

But what do you think? Are you excited about the possibility of a Corrin Amiibo costume in Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World?

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Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World Page (TCRF)

LEGO Worlds Announced for Nintendo Switch!

A Minecraft style sandbox game where players can build a world made up of LEGO Bricks, Lego Worlds has gotten a fair bit of attention since it was announced for PS4 and Xbox One in November 2016.

And now, it seems Nintendo fans will get to enjoy it too! That’s because as the title suggests, the game has now officially been announced for the Nintendo Switch. Here’s the tweet confirming it straight from Travellers Tales head Arthur Parsons:

As well as a trailer showing what you’ll get here:

So yeah, pretty cool to see another third party title heading to Nintendo’s new system. Let’s hope it does well enough to get more LEGO games announced for the Switch in future!

Here’s a Look at the New Mega Man Cartoon!

A while ago, a new Mega Man cartoon show was announced. Animated by Man of Action (the studio behind the Ben 10 series), the series was near instantly looked at with scepticism when this image of the titular character was posted online:

Well, until today that is! Because earlier in the day, a channel called ‘Film Roman’ posted some footage of the new show as part of a demo reel.

Here’s the video:

Along with some highlighted screens from it:

As you can see, it’s certainly a bit different from the Mega Man we all know and love. But is it going to be good?

Well, I’m conflicted here.

On the one hand, I don’t mind the look of the Robot Masters or environment that much. Yeah they’re different from classic Mega Man, but they’re pretty tolerable looking none the less.

But Mega Man… isn’t.

Why?

Well to be honest, I just can’t get to like the design for him personally. He looks too tall, his face looks a bit goofy and off and really, it remind me of something else from the series we’d rather forget as well.

You know, the old Mega Man cartoon. The one which had him redesigned to look more like an adult in the worst ways possible:

It just doesn’t look right here.

So that’s strike one.

Strike two on the other hand is the whole ‘transformation’ thing. Basically, Mega Man seems to switch back and forth from a human boy like design to his familiar robot design here. Like how Ben uses the Omnitrix to turn into an alien in Ben 10. Or how superheroes change from their civilian identity to their normal one to fight crime.

That really worries me for a Mega Man cartoon. Why?

Because Mega Man doesn’t really do this stuff. It’s not a superhero type deal where Mega lives a normal life and a crime fighting life at the same time. No, he’s a full time hero. He doesn’t really change his appearance or lifestyle ‘just’ to fight killer robots every now and then.

The video makes me worry they’ll change that. That Mega Man will become a human that turns robot only when the antagonists appear.

Or even worse, that it’ll do what the Powerpuff Girls 2016 did and focus lots its time more on his ‘everyday’ life. I don’t want to see say, Mega Man go to school. Or Mega Man try and find a love interest. Or Mega Man do what boring kids do in cartoons.

I want him as a hero. The design doesn’t suggest that.

But hey, what do you think? Do you like what you’ve seen of the new Mega Man cartoon? Or does his new design make you think the creators have missed the point of the franchise?